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Wordsworth, Shakespeare and nature in time of crisis

Kingfisher on the Avon April 2020 7 April 2020 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Wordsworth. Since most of the world entered into lockdown, short walks have become our only distraction, and we have been taking more notice of the natural...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Apr 2020

Liberal-Whig History

Robert W. Passfield What has been termed ‘Whig History’ is a Liberal historiography that views history teleologically in terms of the progress of humanity towards enlightenment, rationalism, scientism, secularism, and the freedom of the individual....
From: Borealia on 6 Apr 2020

Jasmine (Jessimin) butter

This recipe only has two ingredients – jasmine flowers and butter. When I first read the recipe in the Hornyold family manuscript at the Clark Library (MS.2012.011), I knew that jasmine was blooming in the garden outside. It was the perfect occasion...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 8 Aug 2019

The First British Officer Killed in the Revolutionary War

When provincial militia companies fired at the British soldiers holding the North Bridge in Concord, they wounded four army officers:Lt. Edward Thoroton Gould of the 4th Regiment, in the foot.Lt. Waldron Kelly of the 10th, in the hand or arm.Lt. William...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Apr 2019

Lincoln’s History: The Butter Market and City Assembly Rooms

In the early eighteenth-century, the women who sold butter, milk, poultry and eggs on Fridays at the Butter Market in Lincoln had to do so with no shelter from the elements. Until 1572 their forebears had sold their wares at the Butter Cross on Newland...
From: All Things Georgian on 9 Oct 2018

A stunning 18th-century building – Newark Town Hall

Newark is an ancient market town in Nottinghamshire and taking pride of place in the town’s centre is the Georgian Town Hall, built by John Carr (1723 – 1807) in 1774, using pale grey Mansfield stone. John Carr by Sir William BeecheyCarr gained...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Sep 2018

What’s Your Tipple?

Tea, coffee or something a little stronger? Very much as today, the Georgians enjoyed their tea and coffee with coffee houses appearing all over London, but less so away from the capital. If you wanted something a little stronger, then ale or gin were...
From: All Things Georgian on 31 Oct 2017

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Daniel McDermott What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (March 12, 1767).“A few Firkins choice Irish Butter.” The advertisement featured today seems to be a standard advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Mar 2017

February 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 7, 1767).“A Few Firkins of good Butter.” Black and Smith placed this advertisement in order to obtain consumer goods rather than to market...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Feb 2017

King George II’s Royal Household Running Costs

Today we thought we would take a look at those employed in the Royal household of George II. We had no idea how many people it took to look after George II and his family until we came across a fascinating little book published 1734, that told us not...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Jul 2016

The Rev. David McClure’s 20th of April

Here’s another extract from the diary of the Rev. David McClure as the Revolutionary War began. The last installment left the minister at the home of Joseph Mayo, a militia officer in Roxbury.At the dawn of day, the Major & I mounted our horses,...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 May 2016

Anthony Minghella’s Puccini’s Madame Butterfly: an extraordinary experience

A moment from the production — the distancing and then the close up: Kristine Opolais Dear friends and readers, Last night I saw a re-transmission of the Met HD movie broadcast of the now ten year old production by Anthony Minghella (he directed,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Apr 2016

How to make a ‘medieval style’ possible pouch

Leatherworking Reverend:Reposted here, not for the “medieval style’ pouch because the patterns aren’t sufficiently accurate, but for the use of the table fork as an awl. There’s a number of internal pockets and compartments missing...

Butterfield's Whig Interpretation of History

This is the book I'd ordered at Eighth Day Books--Butterfield's famous analysis of The Whig Interpretation of History.It seems that many of the books I've been reading lately--from Chesterton's The Well and the Shallows, to a novel my husband just got...

How to Keep Your Cat, c. 1470

Cat Churning Butter, 14th c.Yale, Beinecke MS 404, f. 148r"If you have a good cat and you don't want to lose it, you must rub its nose and four legs with butter for three days, and it will never leave the house."The Distaff GospelsThis trick will certainly...
From: Ask the Past on 10 Sep 2014

An art historian out and about in China: of visiting Ningbo.

When you tell people that you are going to China, most get quite excited and then say- ‘oh, what are you going to see then? Are you going to Beijing /Shanghai/ Hong Kong (delete as appropriate)’. Nobody outside the context of the University...
From: renaissanceissues on 20 Jul 2014

The Banqueting House Whitehall-DRAFT

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From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 8 Jun 2014

Adventures in the Attic pt 2: collections storage move

Our project of packing and moving a large chunk of our collection into new storage has continued into December and we have now reached the milestone of 295 boxes and larger sized objects packed! We have also come across more little treasures, including...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Jan 2014

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